Meet The Team


We combine our experience and expertise to deliver a seamless end to end solution for the WA mining, power generation and transmission industries and industrial sectors.

Our boutique service means you deal with us directly, which means less red tape, fewer delays and a comprehensive solution we are proud to provide.

J Maritz

Johan Maritz

Engineering Manager

Johan has 20 years’ experience as a control systems engineer. He has extensive experience in various PLC / SCADA and DCS Systems.

Power Generation - Johan has been the embedded Senior Control Systems Engineer at Synergy’s Muja Power station for the last eight years and has executed various large scale DCS projects from conception to design, development and commissioning.

Power Transmission – Johan has completed RTU upgrade projects in the greater North-West. Protection relay integration via RTU, and communication to POF/POA SCADA systems.

Water Treatment – Johan designed, created, implemented and commissioned software for large water treatment projects, such as Synergy’s Wastewater Treatment plant, Reverse Osmosis Stage C, Reverse Osmosis Stage D and Central Water Receival Facility.

Mining – Johan is currently involved in the Larego new conveyor belt project for Alcoa, where he is the acting Senior Controls Engineer, responsible for integrating SEL Protection relays into the Plant ControlLogix PLC and Citect SCADA.

Johan is passionate about providing effective solutions that exceed expectations and ultimately help the company operate more efficiently.

J Adams

Johnathan Adams

Business Development Manager

Johnathan has been working in the electrical field since 1999, he is an experienced Marine Electrician and licensed Electrical Contractor. He is an experienced supervisor and has managed electrical repairs and maintenance on a fleet of 18 deep sea trawlers while working at I&J Trawling Division. His understanding of Marine Automation & Control Systems has led to his development of skills and knowledge in the Industrial Automation Sector.

He has extensive experience in troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance on power generation equipment from servicing alternators to analysing power management systems and replacing defective components. He has an in-depth understanding of how individual components of complex electrical systems operate and their functions within these systems.

Johnathan has extensive experience in electric motor control and can design and install systems, including variable frequency drives and soft starters for various applications. In his roles as a supervisor and electrical contractor, Johnathan has managed a number of electrical projects and is currently filling the role as a Technical Project Manager for Synergy's WEM Readiness Project.

Johnathan is passionate about continuous learning and staying up to date with the latest developments in technology. He is currently completing further studies in Industrial Automation Engineering, adding to his Electrical Engineering qualifications.

Dr Suné van der Linde

Suné van der Linde

Senior Software Developer

With a PhD in Information Technology, Suné has over 10 years’ experience as a lecturer, teaching across the disciplines of Robotics, Computer Science and Information & Technology. She has held a number of faculty and research leadership positions throughout her career, proactively driving change in teaching and learning best practice.

Suné’s expertise has been employed by tertiary institutions within Australia and abroad, with a notable 11-year posting at North-West University, South Africa, as a Senior Lecturer for Computer Science and Information Systems, specialising in object-oriented and user interface programming, systems analysis and design.

Her contributions to the field have been well recognised, being the recipient of the North-West University Teaching Excellence Award in 2021, as well as having a number of accredited journal articles and conference papers under her belt.

Suné brings a wealth of expertise and innovative thinking to Alphateam through her talents in advanced user interface programming, software development, system design and analysis and more.